tv Eyewitness News Morning Weekend CBS October 2, 2010 6:00am-8:00am EDT
. good morning, a 1930s distillery is destroyed by fire. coming up, we'll explain what might be the cause. terrifying trip, a bus drives off of an interstate and tumbles down a hill. and hear from the children who lived through the crash. and the ravens are one day away from the division showdown with pittsburgh. and we're getting a break from the rain today. is more wet weather heading our way? marty is in for tim and has the answer.
eyewitness news saturday morning. starts right now. good morning, everyone. we're here to let and confirm the fact that contact lenses on a saturday morning are simply not going to happen. >> well, i have a good reason whying i'll get to that. >> you do? well, i'll use your reason, i hope it's multigenderred. >> were you staying at our house last night? maybe. >> we need to move along. >> i'm in for gigi and you're in for tim. >> nice to be here. >> and taking a look at the day part. clear skies and we have a slight breeze.
a lot of stars and a beautiful sunrise. and 68 at lunch and on the way to 70 or 71 or so. 66 this evening. it's going to be a beautiful, fall saturday and we'll have the full first warning forecast coming up shortly. we'll check back in a second. >> and this was an amazing seen as an old factory goes up in flames. the flames broke out at 4:00 yesterday. as kelly mcpherson explains, there was concerns that the structure could tom on other buildings. >> reporter: the fire destroyed thetist tilery -- distillery and all that remains is an elevator shaft that could collapse. >> oh, my godness, awful. it was awful origin flames
scary. >> and it was a large amount of smoke and the top of the building erupted and just in a big, rolling flames. >> reporter: that appeared from the start. >> they had the heavy fire showing from the floors, three, four and five. that's unusual to have the fire become that big. >> reporter: watch the distillery as it tumbles. one side survived. >> for safety reasons, while the firefighters are here, the power is shut off to many properties where they're catering a party. >> mr. and mrs. brown, they're celebrating their 50th an versos, it's an anniversary they'll never forget. >> >> reporter: well, congratulations. >> are you able to serve food. >> yeah, we were ready to serve, but as we were getting ready to set up, they shut the
electricity off. and they'll wait to hear about the party's electricity. >> reporter: arson could be the cause of this fire. >> to have that much fire, it's suspicious in my feelings. >> reporter: dozens watched the local landmark fall. >> in the summertime, you could smell the whisky, it was a present smell. >> reporter: the power is off and it will be turned back on again to knock down the final wall. reporting from dundalk. and meantime, a rescue on the patapsco river as two are trapped on a sinking boat. eye sky eye chopper 13 spotted the boat. they got a call when the boat
hit something and both men were rescued and no one was injured. those remnants of nicole brought rain and a tornado. the national weather service confirmed a weak tornado hit north of gibson island. the rain caused the most damage and there was a sinkhole that broke over ongamblers road and bel air road. >> a chartered bus drives off an interstate and tumbles down a hill. for the children, it's an experience they'll likely never forget. vic carter -- vic carter has more. >> reporter: this is how we last saw the children after the bus they were on crashed. >> and did it roll once or twice? three or four times.
>> reporter: she and her brother were among six in the crash. he held tight to his seat. and they were part of a group from a catholic school in pennsylvania visiting the national mall and the zoo and the 66-year-old driver died in the crash. the children say they first thought they were dreaming. >> and seeing everyone hurt on the ground. >> seeing everyone laying down, bloody, no parents there, it was really scary. >> reporter: the and the passengers are still in the hospital. the nephew is okay, and their mother is recovering from surgery. >> they're old enough to understand, this happens and they're thankful it wasn't worse, their mom isn't home and they're concerned about her. >> reporter: vic carter, wjz-13 eyewitness news. witnesses say they say the driver slumped over the wheel
before the crash. the police are investigating the accident. the new state law prohibiting the hand held cell phones is in effect. it's a secondary event. if you'll be sited if you're pulled over for something else like speeding. and the fine is $40 the first time and $100 after that. local electronic stores say that hands free devices are flying off of the shelves now. have you heard about it on the radio, we saw the sign up and we were driving around, and it said, this is the law as i was looking at my phone. i thought it would be time to grab some. >> it will likely cost you $50 to $150. and the devices are available at most stores. several other new laws took effect yesterday in maryland. tougher regulations for sex offender making it difficult to
avoid registering in other states and child support rates are increasing. and if you didn't know, we're one day away from the big showdown with pittsburgh. baltimore is looking to improve to 3-1 on the year and pull even. charlie bash will start for pittsburgh and despite beginning as the third stringer, the raven's defense isn't taking him lightly and of course, fans are getting fired up -- >> he may be a young guy like most back ups. he's a veteran guy and he had has a lot of sparks. you can't look at him like a guy at a college. >> and the fans are getting fired up. for some, a raven's win could be the icing on the cake. >> reporter: in charm city, raven's fans can have their cake and eat it, too.
>> and i printed out the logo to size, i rolled out the pieces here in different colors. >> reporter: mary smith has been hard at work on this edible confection made with affection. and that's the yellow, gold. >> and we have a lot of raven's pride. we're all huge raven's fans. >> reporter: duff goldman says like anything else ravens, cakes are in high demands. >> people want the ravens cakes, they're like, make a cake for the ravens and usually, it involves ray lewis tackling something. >> reporter: and calling in special teams to make the fondant. >> people want the field and they want, you know, flacco
throwing to like, me. >> they even make cake for, the other team. >> we would do a steeler's cake, but between you and me, we would charge twice as much. and if they come in to pick the cake up, i ridicule them. >> reporter: the icing on the cake, a raven's win. >> this is what we do, goof around and make cakes and talk about football. on the road this weekend, face the steelers and they're back at 1:00 live here. and the game will be followed by the post game show. mark viviano will have the highlights and reactions and it's marty, mary and the dog, live from the field house in canton. >> the hotty between two naughties. >> the rose between two thorns. to say the least. >> there's a chance of showers
tomorrow and the game time temperature of 54. ravens fan, go up to the ketchup bottle, license field. there -- heinz field. and there's a chance of a breeze and rain. so, here, i'm in don's chair and you're in mine. and the question i guess, looking at the shot is, are you high? high physically, or? no, the chair, the chair? yeah, i have a bench. now that i'm carrying more of a load, my feet don't touch the floor. i'm 5'3." mary has a stool there and i keep my feet on it. >> that's so i don't roll backwards. >> well, i thought that was a great way to describe pregnancy. >> this load i'm carrying. well, with affection.
>> well, we could really make this look good. i'll sit here like this. this is really uncomfortable. >> don sits like this. he puts his foot here and we have our own way and he has a waste basket and he reads and puts it down. there's a spring literally trying to play chesapeake urology and check my prostate. i paint a picture. >> and are you still eating those cheerios. we apologize. >> and it's a beautiful morning. we'll have a great sunrise. a nice star field out there. and that's the shot of the out back. no rain dripping off the beak of the raven's flamingo. >> it's a nice, fall like crisp.
85% humid. just a slight breeze out of the west at 5. high pressure settling into the area. there and the breeze/wind gusts of yesterday, pretty much gone. it's 41 in oakland and 43 in hagerstown and the low 50s oakton, easton and ocean city. 50 bel air and 48 in columbia and 54 d.c. and 57 rock hall and kent island. here's the front bringing showers to the pittsburgh area tomorrow. and eventually, it could get us a few showers as we move into, didn't mean to see that -- monday and tuesday. this day, beautiful, 70 degrees is the high and there's a ton of stuff going on today. it will benefit from great weather. 48 and partly cloudy, tomorrow, we'll start with partly sunny skies and eventually cloudy.
that's the late afternoon showers and the same weather moving throughout the area. that's bringing the rain of 64 degrees. and we have fells point and the jim mckay maryland million and everyone's at sol man's island. and we have the offshore power boat races and the weather will be perfect day. and we'll talk about the festival. that's the reason behind these glasses. >> i can't, because you're wearing them, i didn't want to have to put the plastic on my eyelids. all right, still ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning. a lost hiker survives six days in the desert without food or quart. and why a new exhibit from colorado is drawing criticism and first, here's yesterday's lottery numbers. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
it's going to be a beautiful, fall day. there it is there, that's around 70 degrees. i'm thinking to myself, last year, we played the steelers, it was a cold night, it will be another sunday night game, too. back to the other stories people are talking about this morning. an arizona hiker's condition is improving after spending days lost in the desert. the man's condition is upgraded to fair. he'll be hospitalized until at least monday. after getting lost on a hike, the real estate broker survived for six days without food or water. he wrote a final message to his family on his hat. a major man hunt is underway in new york as people search for two missing inmates there.
they were cutting grass as part of a road crew when they walked off. they were serving time for -- burglary. once caught, escaping will add seven years to the sentence. a racy new exhibit in colorado is making national head lines this morning. now, protestors are calling for the removal. the exhibit depicts jesus christ in a sexual position. they say they're not removing it. and a foot chase in virginia comes to an end after the police get a helping hand from warehouse workers. a suspect ran into a warehouse and refused to come down from a high shelf and the police asked the workers to give them a boost. they reached the man and
arrested him. he was wanted for probation violation. and reel quick, i have to hear the story. >> last night, i skipped the oriole's game, my husband and friends went to the game. >> two for the price of one. >> i said, i want to go to sleep early. sure enough, fells point festival rolls in, we couldn't get in and out of the parking garage, we were looking forward to it. they were out until like midnight doing mike checks. they were blasting the music. finally, i get to sleep around midnight. i'm like, okay, that's cool, i have four hours and bars let out at 2:00. you know when worms come out after a storm. it was like all of the drunks in baltimore city came out in
baltimore. i thought, i should have just rolled in here this morning. >> you have to understand, jessica has to have like eight hours of sleep. i'm serious about that. >> i take this shift seriously, if you're up, we should be up and ready to go. >> when did that become a law. you know. >> well, this morning, my eyes are like -- toothpicks. >> i'm the beneficiary of it. >> you didn't get eight hours of sleep? >> when? >> you're getting ready and then we have to get into -- you're getting ready to have the biggest return to 8 hours of sleep an adult can have. i can sum it up, k.i.d. and then, l.i.m.o., kid limo.
the raven's game could potentially be wet. it may not clear the coast, it being the front and we'll keep it at 60 with clouds tuesday. and then, the warm front tuesday and more showers and 68. maryland's rich history of thoroughbred history is highlighted when the maryland million takes place today. >> jim mckay's maryland million. >> the only horses allowed to run are those sire in the state. >> reporter: out flanker is getting an afternoon walk. the stallion inspired five of the horses slated to run in maryland's million. >> well, it's kind of a celebration, you know, maryland has a lot of history in the
industry. the first racers run in maryland in 1721 and the first breeders organization and the preakness was before the kentucky derby. >> the purses add up to a million dollars. >> when the purses are cut to sustain a million dollars for the local horsemen, it's a big race for them. >> reporter: the real race is the jim mckay million. it was his idea along with others to start the race. this was the sire of the one that won last year. >> reporter: there are many winners creating future stars. these yearlings will show their talents. the foals nearby will get their turn one day. the saturday race is also a family affair with more events for the children to enjoy. >> including the country music concert, and we have a number
of horse rescue demonstrations. >> reporter: and the retired breeders have a role in the race. the oldest will remain on the farm. >> and he won the preakness in 1983. >> reporter: suzanne collins, wjz-13 eyewitness news. there's also a jousting demonstration and you'll see fox hounds. >> and you may wonder why there's jousting. that's the official support of the state of maryland. >> really? you didn't know that? >> yeah, i didn't know it. >> yeah, it's the official sport. >> well, i would have thought -- unofficial, lacrosse. well, lacrosse is its own. the unofficial duck pin bowling. >> i mean, these all make sense, but now i feel lame for not knowing it. >> i wouldn't let the guilt linger too much longer. still, wild weather, people
you could take a member of the taliban and sit them in this chair and they would spill their guts. i'm going to get the guy a new chair. sit in this chair. >> get him a sleep number chair. >> let's take a look at the day. i don't mind getting up on a morning like this. particularly a weekend morning. it's a crisp, fall day start. it's really nice, 58 degrees
now and going to 70 or 71. 66 this evening and sunshine. this is the best of the weekend days. we'll make the best of it. we'll have the full forecast in a few minutes. and here's what people are talking about this morning. >> the storm is gone and the impact was felt throughout the area. at its height, thousands were without power. and we weren't the only ones hit. as the storm left maryland, it pushed north and battered several city. >> reporter: seven inches of rain fell in new jersey. the police responded to several notices and at one point, 21,000 lost electricity. the early morning sirens went off, indicating that the river was coming up.
>> some motorists were caught in rushing water and in the new york city commute, it crawled. >> there was a lot of traffic and congestion. i was aggravated. >> reporter: on long island, kids were stranded. and across parts of the north east, 95,000 lost power and in vermont, six rivers and creeks were at flood stage and forecast to overflow. >> remember, wjz-13 is always on, go to wjz.com for more. chief of staff, rahm emanuel steps down. and president obama is by his side, rahm emanuel announced he's running for mayor in chicago. the move comes a month before the critical midterm elections. the president named the former
senate chief of staff as a temporary possibly permanent replacement. there's new evidence that osama bin laden may have created a terror plot in britain. several were involved in a plan to strike coordinated cities plot was foiled and the officials say it underscores his threat to western nations. universities and colleges are reacting to the suicide of a freshman and as mary bubala reports, the circumstances are causing concerns for local students. >> reporter: this student killed himself after the police say his roommate streamed a live video of him with another
man on the internet. it can be traced back to online postings. the roommate and his friend streamed the video and he said, roomy asked for the room until my night and -- midnight and i saw him making out with a dude yeah. he said, he saw me and the school won't do much of anything. and in his last message on facebook, he posted a suicide note, jumping off the gw bridge, sorry. they've been charged with invasion of privacy and could get five years in prison. >> it's awful that things come to that. >> reporter: it's turned into a conversation about how their lives are always under the mike
crow -- micro scope of the internet. >> do you take it seriously? yes, i do. and i believe that people should take it seriously. people look online now days. >> reporter: and the assistant vice president says that the school's reminding students about the policies. >> unfortunately, this really set us back, we're making sure we use the social media and encourage the students to use it in a possible manner. >> reporter: and on a memorial, more than 3000 messages to he and his family poured in. >> reporter: and the new jersey attorney general's office is reviewing the case to decide whether or not to prosecute it as a bias case. back to you. and rutgers will hold a vigil on sunday. and fire in fact it gears are learn -- investigators are
learning more about a fire in dundalk. the flames ripped through the distillery. the fire burned for three hours and several walls collapsed. the firefighters say that the intense nature of the flames is suspicious. >> they had heavy fire from the upper floors. >> arson is the most likely cause. en and the rest of the billing will be torn down as a safety recaution. jury deliberations will continue monday in the trial of three men accused of shooting ken harris in 2008. during the closing arguments, the defense disputed the evidence presented prosecutors accused the defense attorney to trying to avert the legal attention. mario is facing assault charges.
he was arrested in fells point yesterday. investigators say that his mother claimed he pushed her into a wall and she feared for her life. his lawyer, said it was an unfortunate incident. and yeardley love was just weeks away from graduating from the university of virginia when she was killed. now, her friends and family are making sure her memory lives on. we'll explain how last night's oriole's game spread the message of one love. >> reporter: yeardley love grew up here and excelled in sports. family and friends of yeardley love are keeping her memory
alife. they created a foundation for the cockeysville native, this is walled the one love foundation, that was -- one was her number and love was her name. people associated her with the way that she inspired people. she was chairsmatic all the time. >> their priority is to construct a turf field in towson and they raised money for the project. it will be for the lacrosse, soccer and field hockey in the middle field. >> reporter: and about half of every ticket purchased goes to the field. with more than a thousand, they brought in $7000. >> it's a perfect way to commemorate her memory. >> and it was her passion for sports that lead her to the man
that took her life. george huguely was her exboyfriend and he's in jail awaiting trial. >> it's going to cost a million dollars to construct the field. so far, the foundation has raised nearly half of that. and reporting in towson, i'm weijia jiang, eyewitness news. >> to learn how to donate to the foundation, go to wjz.com and click on the story. >> bealefeld is finishing up a special assignment this morning. he took part in the boy scout sleepover. he got help from the experts when it was time to set up the tent. this marked the 100th birthday of the boy scouts. >> what a great place to have the scouts celebrating a hundred years. think about that! >> that's cool he did that. >> he's a good guy.
are you a, a camper. >> if the only run that the ritz carlton has is on the roof. no, yeah, out in kentucky, we all did that. >> i want to talk, we have a big football game tomorrow. there's weather that's going to play into the raven's game. i know you're a big football fan and you join us on football talk. let's look at the forecast for heinz field in pittsburgh. that's the big ketchup bottle. 54 degrees tomorrow and a 60% chance for showers. ing you can see the game here at 1:00. and here's the coal front diving through the pittsburgh metro area and eventually, it's getting here with showers later on in the afternoon and in the -- excuse me, and in the early evening. i have a friend on facebook on
julie. her profile picture is her in a pittsburgh jersey biting into a raven. and it's an absolutely gorgeous fall saturday morning today. the high pressure is diving into the area and yesterday's breeze, and every once in a while, the wind slipped from the west at 5 miles per hour. 41 in cumberland and oakland. 47 hagerstown and elkton. and 48 downtown and 54 in d.c. and easton and ocean city and naval air. let me tell you how the air mass is changing. two mornings ago, it was 6 degrees. -- 68 degrees and 48 in westminster and columbia and rock hall and on kent island. it's this front bringing the shower activity to pittsburgh tomorrow afternoon and for us, maybe by tomorrow night.
it looks like a convoluted forecast as we move through the five day. and today, mostly sunny, we'll have a high of about 70 degrees and partly cloudy and 48 degrees is the low and tomorrow, cloudy and cool and we'll have a few late afternoon showers with the high of 64 degrees. now, as we roll it into the five day, we won't have a good clear out. the front will stall on the coast and monday, maybe a shower and 59. tuesday, cloudy and 60 degrees. a warm front will move action away from the mid-atlantic. we shall'll clear it out by thursday and sunny and 72 degrees. >> thank you, marty. still ahead on saturday morning. kidnapping charges. a new indictment handed down against the california couple accused of holing a little girl captive for 18 years. and a new procedure
you know, honestly, if the sun was in a different position, i would see the gold domes of the waste water treatment plant. that's how clears the now. look at that! that's a great, fall saturday morning. really, honestly, it is. and clear skies in the area and right now, it's 48 degrees and 13 minutes before the hour. and we'll go for a high around 71 degrees. and a grand jury indicted a couple of kidnapping and sexually assuming jaycee lee dugard. she was 11 when abducted and held captive for the next 18 years. the police say that the man fathered her two children.
the family of a girl who fell almost a hundred feet to the ground on an amusement park ride settled the lawsuit against the park. the trial must still be approved. in july, the girl was dropped from a free fall ride before the net was in place and she's still hospitalized and the ride operator is facing felony charges. in this morning's health watch, there's a procedure making it easier for those with vision problems and they're contacts that are implanted on your eyes. patients are able to see perfectly minutes after the procedure. there and also, in health watch, a troubling statistic. it has the highest percentage
of gaymen infected with hiv. 38% of men who have sex with men in baltimore are infected with the disease. 73% of those infected don't know it. the great prostate challenge is tomorrow. you can get free screenings tomorrow. it will take place on park heights avenue. it's part of the continuing community commitment. this is a huge deal. the screenings are a big part of the prostate challenge. it's great to go out and run and raise money. the idea is to get the guys to get themselves checked out. >> you were out there last weekend. >> yeah, that was the run and the walk and these will continue throughout the year and we'll let you know when and where they are. it's a year long commitment that wjz and the folks at
there's a lot of excitement at the rollings conservatory. that's because this agave, native to mexico is growing so fast, it's going through the roof. >> it reached the glass and there was a little bit of a curl and so, that next thursday morning, we took the glass off early in the morning, not as early as you were up this morning and she just sprung up. >> reporter: this is one of
three agaves and enjoying the day in the sun in the desert room. >> i've been telling everyone on facebook to come and see it. it's exciting and we've been waiting for it to happen. here it is. >> reporter: the drama began two weeks ago when the plant started sending out the flower spikes. >> it's totally amazing, it's a once in a lifetime experience for the plant, at least. once it finishs flowering, it dies. >> reporter: before it -- it does, the flowers bloom. >> and this agave will reach 35 feet into the sky. for the plant lovers, this is like the super bowl. >> remember when kate told us about the curl at the top. to me, it's like a serpent rising out of the plant. it didn't get to go straight
up, it has a sexy curve to it. >> any way you look at it, a beauty blooming in baltimore. >> i see sexy curves after tequila, but that's the first i've heard it described as sexy. and they're open 10:00 to 4:00. >> have you had a druid hill margarita. >> that's what they wanted to hear, grind that sucker down. all right, when we return, we'll have the exclusive weather and more. [ male announcer ] blue diamond almonds.
by dinner time tomorrow. we won't clear it out tuesday and a few more showers wednesday. 60 and 68 sunday through wednesday. and thursday, with the sunshine, that's just 72 degrees. that's the first hour of the saturday morning show and another hour is coming right up. stick around. >> that's a good jam. if you're not awake, you are now. we'll be back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
>> good morning, i'm kelly mcpherson in dundalk, a 19 pros distillery is destroyed and we'll explain what pay be the cause. >> terrifying trip, a bus tumbles down a hill and hear from the children who lived through the crash. and the ravens are one day away from the division showdown. see somehow charm city cakes is helping. and we're getting a break from the rain and could more wet weather be heading our way. we have the answer in the first warning weather forecast. >> good morning, i'm weijia jiang and this sugar loaf festival is kicking off and featuring 250 artists.
we're be hammering away as eyewitness news this morning starts now. sitting here talk and the weijia jiang is in. >> and she was working late last night, too. >> the fun squad today. >> well, i'm in for gigi, she's on vacation. >> >> and tim williams has the day off. it's a nice day's start. it's a beautiful, crisp, fall saturday morning. we'll have the sunshine and the best of the weekend days and a ton going on at fell's point and a lot of folks gathering at
sol mono's island. and look at the day's start. it will be sunny today and tomorrow night, rain. and 50 degrees now. essentially, 48 on tv hill. and on its way to 70 and 68- degrees this even and we'll have the first warning weather forecast and that's coming up shortly. here's what people are talking about. an amazing scene in baltimore as a factory goes up in flames fire started at 4:00 in dundalk. there was some concern that the structure could topple on to other buildings. >> reporter: the fire burned for more than three hours, destroying the 1930s distillery and all that remains is one facade and an elevator shaft that the firefighters are monitoring. they're worried it could collapse. >> oh, my goodness, awful,
orange flames, it was awful. and scary. >> there was a large amount of black smoke and i pulled into the parking lot and the building sort of erupted into the rolling flames. >> reporter: that appeared from the start. >> they had the heavy fire showing from the floors and that's unusual to have the fire suddenly be that big. >> reporter: while the distillery as it tumbles. only one side survived and the owner will knock down the rest. and for safety reasons, why the firefighters are here, power has been shut to several properties including the restaurant here. >> and mr. and mrs. brown are sell bright their 50th anniversary, it's an anniversary they'll never forget. >> reporter: well, congratulations. are you able to serve food? >> yes we're ready to serve and just as we were getting ready to set it all up, they shut the
electricity off. >> reporter: they'll wait to hear when the party and power will be back on. the fast moving fire was moved by the barrels and wood. arson could be the cause. >> to have that much fire on three floors, it's suspicious. >> reporter: dozens watched the local landmark fall. >> you could smell the whisky, it was a pleasant smell. the power is back on and it will be turned off when the demo equipment shows up to knock down the final wall. we're in the sure when that will happen. kelly, thank you, and no one was injure mr. chairman. a rescue on the patapsco river as two are trapped on a sinking boat. it was partially submerged near the state park last night. the coast guard says it got a call when the boat took on
water and both on board were rescued and no one was injured there, either. >> >> the remnants from nicole brought rain and a tornado. a weak tornado hit anne arundel county in an area north of gibson island. there was widespread flooding and a sinkhole, and another sinkhole popped up on bel air road. and a terrifying crash. a bus drives off a maryland interstate and tumbles down a hill and for the children who lived through it, it's an experience they'll never forget. this is how we last saw the children, bruised and bloodies and bandaged after the bus they were on crashed. >> did it roll once or twice. oh, like three or four times. >> she and her brother were
among six injured in the crash and he made it out unharmed holding tight to his seat. they were part of a group in carlisle, pennsylvania visiting the zoo and the national mall. the 66 year old driver died in the crash. the children say they first thought they were dreaming. seeing everyone hurt on the ground. yeah, seeing everyone laying down and blood city. seeing no parents there, it was really scary. >> reporter: some passengers are still in the hospital. and her nephews are okay and their mother is recovering from surgery. and they're old enough to know that these things happen and they're, again, they're thankful it wasn't worse. their mom isn't home and they're worried about her. >> reporter: and witnesses say
they saw the dry -- driver slumped over the wheel before it happened. you'll be sited if you're pulled over for speeding and you're caught with your cell phone. it's $40 the first time and $100 after that. hands free devices are flying off of the shelves as marylanders comply with the rules. it will cost you between $50.150. several laws took effect yesterday here in maryland. tougher regulations for sex offenders aimed to make it more difficult to register in another state and declaring them homeless. child support expenses are also being raised. and we're one day away from the showdown with pittsburgh and of course, fans are fired up for the game and for some, a raven's win could be the icing on the cake, so to speak. we would be like, what do
you want. >> reporter: in charm city, ravens fans have their cake and eat it, too. >> i printed out the logo to size, i rolled up the fondant pieces in different colors. >> reporter: mary smith is hard at work on this edible confection made with affection. >> and then all of the yellow gold. >> and what goes into making that cake is a lot of pride. we're all huge raven's fans. >> reporter: duff goldman, aka ace of cakes says that cakes are in high demands. >> people want raven's cakes and usually, it involves ray lewis tackling something or someone. >> reporter: calling in special teams to make the fondant, even the cake is edible. >> people are like, i want this sealed and i want flacco throwing to like, me.
and we'll take a picture of their face and we'll show them throwing the ball. >> reporter: and they make cakes for the other team. >> between you and me, we'll charge twice as much. >> and if they come in here, i'll ridicule them. >> reporter: the icing on the cake, a raven's win. we goof around and talk about football. >> and the ravens are on the road to face the steelers and they're back on wjz-13, you can see the game at 1:00 live here on wjz-13 and the game will be followed by the post game show. mark viviano will have the reactions and then, it's marty, mary and the bulldog. >> that's a great place. the field house and the crowd for a raven's game is off of the charts. bulldog, bass, bubala.
>> and the hotty and the naughties. >> there's not a lot of room to put bulldog in there. he said if the steeler's win, he's going to moon all of the steeler's fans. this just in -- i put words in his mouth. >> good thing, i was going to say, with all do respect, bulldog, i don't need to see that. >> well, bubala's husband is a pittsburgh fan. >> and he'll avoid the field house. >> he better hope that the ravens don't win tomorrow. and doug's smarter, he'll stay away. he's a good guy. >> i need to show the weather impacting the game. we'll look at the graphic. there will be showers. 54 degrees at game time. a big catch here. a 60% chance of showers.
raven's fans, going up to the game, pretty sure the same rules apply. that means no umbrellas. you'll need to take ponchos with you for sure. and that's the premiere game in the nfl tomorrow. everyone is in a lather because mcnabb is returning to philadelphia. yeah, whatever. the eagles will beat the skins into submission. the best football game in the nfl tomorrow. hands down, best game. and both teams know what the game will be like and the cities and both sets of fans know what the game will be like. it will be an out and out brawl, a great football game. that's what it is all about. >> and you bob around a little bit. last time, you came at half
time? yeah, tomorrow morning. for ride across maryland, at daniels in elkridge, a big fundraiser to help fight breast cancer. our goal is to take breast cancer and stomp it flat and pull the heart out. we'll try again sunday morning and the tailgate party starts at daniels an we'll blow out at half time and get out at field house. all of the benefits at dick gelfman's ride across maryland. 85% humid and it's a beautiful, beautiful fall morning and apres from the south west at 5 and the high pressure is building in and we lost the breeze/wind. and we're in the mid-to mid- upper 40s around the core of the state and westminster and bel air. and 52 d.c. and 55 rock hall and kent island and annapolis
both at 51. once this passes, it gets here and that's tomorrow evening and it won't get a real good clear out throughout the five-day forecast. and after this day, you may not see the sun again until thursday. partly cloudy and 48 degrees and we'll get the late afternoon and evening showers and a high of 64 degrees. and all right, still ahead on saturday morning, survival store ily -- story, a man survives six days without food or water. and there's hope for those suffering with severe vision problem. >> and i'm weijia jiang at the maryland state fairground. it's been transformed into a mecca for arts and crafts. all right, here are yesterday's winning lottery numbers. we'll be back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, eaks to send jobs over seas.
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manager is standing there and lives in carroll county, there's a smell of fall in the air. there's more than a smell. we won't get frost or freeze here, but look, there's a graphic showing where there's a frost or freeze line coming out of the great lakes and towards the mountains and western pennsylvania and laurel islands and up there near new york. this day, beautiful skies and sunmy conditions and a high of 70 degrees and your complete forecast coming up shortly. back to some of the other stories people are talking about. an arizona hiker's condition is improving after spending days lost in the desert. he's been upgraded to fair and expect him to be hospitalized until monday.
he survived for six days without food or water. he wrote a message to his family on his hat. >> and a mayor man hunt is underway in new york. they were cutting grass as part of a road crew and they walked off. both were serving time for burglary and the police set up roadblocks. and once caught, escaping will add another seven years to their sentence. and there's a new procedure that's making life easier for people with vision problems. and they're permanent contacts. and doctor's say they're great for those with severe vision problems and patients can see perfectly minutes after the procedure. and a reminder that the great prostate challenge continues this weekend. tomorrow, you can get a free screening. it will take place at the
hebrew congregation. it's part of wjz-13's continuing community commitment. you know what's great about coming in today. i'm working for tim and you're working for gigi and the fun squad is in, weijia jiang is in. >> you had a late night and now, you're back and you look beautiful. >> thank you, and good morning to you guys and the key is coffee, i'm fine and the key is being surrounded by this. it's hard not to be awake. if you asked me, this is the real iron man. this is nick. you can come here and buy things and you can also watch people like nick make the art in front of you and nick -- that looks like
you're relieving a lot of suppress. it will be beautiful, too. >> yes, this is going to be a hook on the wall. and it could be to hang a towel or a robe. >> and your fellow crafts people come from all over the country and you're from westminster, correct? >> yes. >> what do you love most about this festival? this, to me, it's local. it's hometown. i see a lot of people i know and went to high school with. and you know, a lot of potential new customers. >> and the customers this year have a treat, the theme the water works and we're celebrating the chesapeake. tell me what you could make that into? >> i do a lot of work with the organic forgings and the cat tails and crabs and fish and seashells and that sort of thing. we'll show you some of that coming up, soon and you can
come here, today from 10:00 to 6:00 and then, tomorrow as well from 10:00 to 5:00, you don't want to miss it and we'll meet more crafts people as we continue on eyewitness news this morning. back to you guys. you just went into the hall of fame. he's totally stress free. i know, i need to pound that a little bit during the break. >> i want video of that. >> well, already. >> and all right, weijia is live at the fairgrounds and coming up on eyewitness news saturday morning family of a teen electrocuted in a softball field settled a lawsuit after her death and why the parents ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
over. and it's gorgeous, saturday morning, i don't think anyone relishes getting up early, but on a day like this, this is a pleasure, this is the finest part of the day. it's so nice. you'll run into someone later and you'll say, it was a beautiful day and this is a great fall morning. 70, sunny skies and enjoy it while we can. we have got some chilly air moving our way. we're not going to be seeing frost or freeze. with the cold front advancing our way, we'll see the showers lingering our way and gray skies tuesday and finally, clearing out thursday after a warm front bringing us more showers wednesday. really, i just can't oversell how nice it is this saturday morning. >> get up and get out. all right, the family of a 14-year-old electrocuted on a
softball field in baltimore city settled a lawsuit. deanna green was killed while stretch anything 2006. her foot rested against a fence that was touching an underground cable and she reached for a second fence, she was electrocuted. her mom was in the ambulance with her that day. we went to sinai, that was where she was born. they did all they could do. >> they reached a settlement with the lighting company and they believe that baltimore has immunity. >> we're not going away. number one, you know, you need to stand up and understand that this was your facility, your responsibility. >> and no one goes to a softball game thinking that
they're not coming home with their daughter or mother or brother. that's the most -- that's the furthest thing from anyone's mind. the city's responsible. >> reporter: they prompted the city to remove and repair lines and the family wants the city to take more responsibility. they're reviving the lawsuit. >> and she died because she simply touched the fence and was electrocute and the city should step up to the plate as the electro company has done and give the family fair penn station -- compensation. >> i don't want anyone else to have to live through this and i don't want the city to sit with the idea that there's no responsibility attached. >> mary bubala, wjz-13 eyewitness news.
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i bet, given the angle of the sun, if we turned the camera towards d.c., you could see the sun glinting from the national cathedral. it was a beautiful star field. it was out of sight. it will be a great day, we'll look at the forecast for the day. calling for a high of 70 and 48 now and 66 degrees at dinner time and the details are coming up. first, here's what people are talking about. this week's major storm is gone now and the impact was felt throughout the area.
crews were out and there were record breaking flooding and at its height, thousands were without power. as we explain, as the storm pushed north, it battered many cities in its path. >> reporter: seven inches of rain fell in new jersey turning streets into streams and the officials responded to 170 roadway incidents and the wind knocked down power lines. >> >> the early morning sirens went off indicating that the river was coming up. >> reporter: even passable roads were treacherous. and the commute in new york city slowed to a crawl. >> and a lot of traffic, a lot of congestion. i was getting aggravated. >> reporter: and on long island, school kids, were stranded. across parts of the north east, 95,000 lost power at the height
of the storm and in connecticut -- vermont, six rivers were at flood stage. >> >> and remember, wjz-13 is always on, for instant updates and live radar, go to wjz.com. a major shake up in the obama administration as chief of staff, rahm emanuel steps down and with president barack obama be his side, he announced he was stepping down to run for mayor. the move comes a month before the midterm elections. the president named pete raus as the temporary, possibly permanent replacement. there's evidence that osama bin laden could have formed a terror plot in europe. the officials belief that the senior al-qaeda leaders were involved and the plots were foiled.
it only underscores the threat to the western nations. jury deliberations will resume monday for three accused of killing a former city councilman. they were accused of killing ken harris. during the closing arguments, the defense disputed some of the evidence. and in other legal news this morning. pop star and baltimore native, mario is facing assault charges. the police arrested mario barrett yesterday. his mother claimed mario pushed her into a wall and she feared for her life. his lawyer said, it's an unfortunate incident. and planning a trip soon.
south west and air tran could be merging. that shall could be good new -- that could be good news for shareholders, but not for air travelers. there could be a big spike in airfare. >> south west could soon control 70% of the business of bwu. >> south west seems to have a good thing. >> and we found many concerned and the acquisition could ruin south west. and usually, when i travel, it's soul west -- south west. that's due to the second largest airline. one example, south west's low fairs to orlando were beat by air tran trying to gain business. economists say that the buy outcould also end the bargains. when you have a consolidation, the prices go up, not down. if you have the fewer
competitors, the tendency is, i'll raise the prices. >> and during the recent disappearance, the average national airfare has risen to $328. that's up from 1995 and baltimore with two strong low cost carriers bucked the trends. the fairs dropped here 2%. >> it's an important factor. >> and a spokesman agrees on the role of competition. the airport is continuously working to boost the presence with the current carriers. and hopeing to keep the fairs from soring as another airline flies off the radar. and on top of the likely fair increases, job losses are also predicted when overlapping positions are consolidated. >> and if approved, the 1 1/2
billion dollars acquisition could be complete in 2012. universities are reacting to the death of a rutger's university freshman. he killed himself after he was videotaped having a sexual encount we are another man. his roommate and another are charged with invasion of privacy. local universities are reminding students about the dangers of the web cams. >> it's set us back and we have to use the social media in a positive manner. >> >> and the attorney general's office is reviewing the case to decide whether to prosecute it as a bias case. that would double the penalty. family and friends of yeardley love are keeping her memory alive. it's called the one love foundation.
>> i think one love says it all, people associate her with the way that she inspired people to be happy and she was chairsmatic all the time. >> they're con strucking a turf field at her alma mater. they sponsored an event at the game to raise money for the project. with a thousand tickets sold, the game brought in $7000. and don't miss out on ways to save money when it comes to saving money for your home. good morning, today's energy saver tip focuses on the lighting in your home. consider three way lamps. and use task lighting instead of lighting the entire room. and dimmers can also save energy.
for more information, go to wjz.com and click on the special section on the home page. >> where are you watching the football game tomorrow? >> i haven't decided. we're kind of locked in, maybe from homeer or maybe the field house. >> you have to understand, jessica's a huge sports fan, her husband is such a fan, if it says baltimore on it, he's baltimore loc. >> baltimore loco. i want to look at the photographic. i think this is kind of a big deal. we'll see the showers at heinz field, the big ketchup bottle.
54 degrees is the high and there's a 60% chance of a shower activity during the football game tomorrow. it starts 1:00 here on wjz-13. i know a ton of folks, you know, they'll make the raven nation presence known. and that's at heinz field tomorrow. and i'm pretty sure that the same rules apply. and no umbrellas inside the stadium. eventually, the shower activity is coming our way. and 48 degrees now and 85% humid. we've scanned the horizon and given the angle of the sun. there's just too much early morning and light ground fog there. it's that clear. and barometer risen to 30 inches and the high pressure is built in. we've lost the wind gust of yesterday. this is the best day of the weekend. and 44 in hagerstown and 46
elkton and 48 easton and 51 degrees at the ocean and 46 and 47 at westminster and bel air. and 51 in annapolis and on kent island. this dies down throughout the area and showers by game time tomorrow and showers by late dinner time and bedtime. then, we'll deal with the coastal situation and we won't see a good clear for a while. mostly sunny and 70 is the high. 48 degrees and that's the overnight low. 67-degree -- 64 degrees is the low and it stays gray and damp through wednesday night and finally, thursday, sunshine and 72. this day's going to be great, stop in and say hi to jessica at the fells point festival. we have the power boat races. it's just, well, it will be a
beautiful day and there's a lot going on benefiting from the sunshine and 70. still ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning. have you wanted to get up close with the animals at the zoo. we're joined by a special guest. all right, we'll tell you about breakfast with the penguins. good morning, i'm weijia jiang at the maryland state fairgrounds at the sugar loaf festival. we'll show you the pieces that we'll show you the pieces that celebrate the chesapeake ,,,,,,
bob ehrlich's real record on energy. lobbyists helped write utility regulations. we got stuck with a 72% rate hike. but martin o'malley got tough on bge, forcing them to pay back $2 billion to consumers. and what's bob ehrlich been doing the past four years? he got paid $2.5 million at a lobbying firm, a firm representing special interests and casinos right here in maryland. that's bob ehrlich-- a 72% increase for us and $2.5 million from special interests for himself.
that would be interesting. >> we'll look at the forecast of the day. going for a high of 70. sunshine in the area. it's almost 50 degrees now. >> and so, let's check in with weijia jiang. she's in for mike schuh and you're in for tim williams and i'm in for gigi. she's at the sugar loaf festival and it benefits the chesapeake. >> yes, and this year, they're benefiting the chesapeake. all of the pieces show how much people love maryland. we saw hammering before and this is what happens when you strike when the iron is hot. that's true. this is a door knocker with a crab on it and the knocker is actually a crab mall lot. a mall lot and a crab. that's clever. >> yes, it is. and marty, i knew you would
like this one. and overhere, this spoon, this is beautiful, but edward, tell us about this. there's a lot of history in the spoons. >> that came from the work boat, a skip jack made in the eastern shore from 1904 and that boat drenched crabs for 100 years. >> and the wood, it actually came from the skip jack. >> yes. >> it's beautiful, and it's pine? >> yes. and that's amazing. over here, we have the stone carvings. marty, another marty, tell us about how long this takes. it's so intricate. >> it can take a week to two weeks for these kinds of pieces. i have work that i would work on, some marble i could work on for a month or more.
but this kind of thing, if you come today, you'll see me carving it and working with the stone. you'll have a opportunity to either see or purchase. and you can do that today until 6:00 p.m. tomorrow and 5:00 p.m., we're here at the state fairgrounds and if you have time at all, you'll want to stop by. >> all right, weijia jiang. and all right, weijia jiang, pronounce the word. spoon. >> spuun. >> marty says you're a local, you say spuun, hon. >> i don't mind being a baltimorian and i love baltimore and all of the spuuns in town. wedge -- she's a great reporter, if you can't love
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with africa. >> we can, they live on the beach and they make their nest with rocks and sticks. they're surfers. >> and he doesn't mind -- he, she? well, they like the heat better. you would think, you can picture they like cold weather and most of them are warm weather animals, they're from the coast of south america and australia. we've done the stories and i've personally done stories at the zoo. do we still have the largest breeding population of penguins. >> yes, and we have skilled keepers good at hand raising them and we send them out. if you see the south african penguins in another zoo, they more than likely came to us.
we use them for black tie events. you wouldn't believe how many weddings we do at the zoo. people want to add them in there. >> i have to tell you, maybe it's because i'm in a football frame of mind. it looks like a raven. >> yes, they have the gnarlly beak. >> and you're often down with the ravens and with the official raven. >> yes, we have the official mascots. they go to the home games and they're on the field. and we're lucky. >> you have a cool job. >> i love it and the animals i work with. >> and i'm going to throw props to people that work at the zoo. a few years ago, we were in a financial difficulty and because of hard work, that zoo is still there and doing better than ever before. and props to you guys.
a lot of folks would have said, we're not going to do that. >> and it was on the table to do that. our president now, i couldn't say enough good things about. it's great to sale a product i believe in. i love the zoo so much. >> and as a matter of fact, you'll find this out, we have one of the best kid's zoos in the world. get the financially membership at the zoo. i can't tell you how many days you'll be there. >> our nephews go all of the time. >> and we have penguin day and >> and we have penguin day and we have the breakfast ,,,,
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as we have showers. and today, get out and do something for sure. >> hang with the penguins. >> that's right, you can see them and get the tickets online. it's easier. she's so happy, amy. >> she was shaking her little leg. >> it's because we seed she looks like a raven. >> she's a pierce predator. >> i'll see you in the morning. we'll see you online thth,,,, how was school today? [ girls ] good. ♪ ♪
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